As I said in my resolutions for this year, I wanted to read the Harry Potter series. And as I documented on Instagram last week, I’ve started reading the series. Luckily, a co-worker owns all of the books and is letting me borrow them so I don’t have to worry about checking them out of the library. (Although reading the series will put a damper on my trips to the library because I plan on reading the books back to back and I won’t have to go to the library for new books for a while, which makes me sad because I ❤ the library.)
I was in elementary school when the Harry Potter craze hit, and for some reason, I just never jumped on board. I think I might have read the first few chapters of the first book at some point, but never followed through. I’ve definitely seen the first movie and maybe the second? But it would have been years ago.
I’m the kind of person who doesn’t jump on fads or crazes too much and will only get involved after the fact, for example, Stranger Things—but I now know what the hype was all about because that show is amazing. As embarrassing as it is, I did own and read all of the Twilight books, and I was 100% team Jacob. I watched the first movie and realized how terrible it was and never finished watching the rest of the Twilight movies.
I think one reason why I never read Harry Potter was that it seemed too intimidating. And now that I have all seven books in my possession and I’ve seen how long some of the books are, I’m a little worried. It’ll just take me a little longer to read those ones. And I might have to Google a few things along the way in case I get confused, but the last time I did that, I ruined The Blacklist for myself. So maybe no Googling?
Have you read Harry Potter? Did you like it? Should I watch all of the movies after I finish the books? As the books go on, are they still easy to understand or am I going to be confused?